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Username Post: remove inside door panel        (Topic#373619)
GENO99100 
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08-14-23 09:15 AM - Post#2861519    

How do I remove inside front door inside panel on my 1955 chevy belair 2dr. sedan?



Edited by Tony on 08-14-23 10:33 AM. Reason for edit: Moved to correct 55-57 forum.

 


Bad56Sedan 
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Bad56Sedan
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08-14-23 04:13 PM - Post#2861539    
    In response to GENO99100

Welcome to Chevy Talk,
You asking in the original forum,
So I’m guessing your door panel is attached in the original manner.
Several items need to be removed,
Inside window garnish molding
Inside door handles
Screws for arm rest
Once these items are removed, using an upholstery tool you can get between the door panel and the metal door you slide it to each attachment nail and back it out of the door,
Once that’s done lift the door panel up and unhook it from the door, there is a metal retaining strip on the panel and the door at the bottom.
For those that may be wondering, the hooptijutillater does not have to be removed.



VC56S 2 door Sedan, 44 Years


Edited by Bad56Sedan on 08-14-23 04:14 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
GENO99100 
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08-15-23 12:21 PM - Post#2861568    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

Thanks, I have looked at a few pics and trying to find service manual or video of the removal of door panel so I don't bend or brake anything. Thanks again for answering my post. Geno



 
GENO99100 
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08-15-23 12:33 PM - Post#2861570    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

There isn't any pics or video of removing front door panel is there as I haven't found any yet? Geno



 
Bad56Sedan 
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08-15-23 03:51 PM - Post#2861579    
    In response to GENO99100

I looked at some info I had the 1956 assembly manual, the 1956 Shop manual and the 1955 interior Trim online but didn't find anything about removing the door panel.
Reading through the 1956 shop manual section "Body Section 1-8" there is a reference to
"Servicing the front doors is covered in the 1955 Shop Manual"
naturally I don't have the 1955 manual

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 44 Years


 
GENO99100 
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08-24-23 09:59 AM - Post#2861882    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

Where can I look at a shop manual for the 55 cheve 2dr. sedan? Geno



 
GENO99100 
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09-26-23 01:07 PM - Post#2862871    
    In response to GENO99100

Looking for someone that works on tri-five that lives in Port Charlotte, Fl. area that I could get to do the 2 doors for as I can't do them right now and I have the felt kit to do both front doors. If you know of anyone, let me know. Thanks Geno



 
Bad56Sedan 
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09-27-23 03:58 PM - Post#2862906    
    In response to GENO99100

if you had a '55 shop manual I would look in the body section

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 44 Years


 
mhrreast 
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09-29-23 01:52 PM - Post#2862956    
    In response to GENO99100

Photo is from 55 Repair Manual, Body 1-10. (I find the various Chev manuals ESSENTIAL for working on them.)

And I have a follow up question.
How EASY is it to RE-install with the nails used for attachment???
My car currently has very tired custom interior attached with screws; very easy on off for routine repairs such as window glass replacement. Expecting to totally replace interior with original interior from CARSinc.

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GENO99100 
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10-29-23 07:33 AM - Post#2863698    
    In response to mhrreast

I looked at how to do front door window felt trim and got some good ideas. I was short the 2 front door upper inside felt C shaped part for each door. It goes from the vent window, top of door to the door post and part way down. I haven't heard back from co. I got kit from and got it months ago. Does anyone have this part extra I could buy from you or a place I could check for part and price. I have looked and they only sell a kit. I would appreciate any help from you. Thanks Geno



 
GENO99100 
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02-13-24 07:39 AM - Post#2866849    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

My 1955 Chevy 2dr. sedan, I removed door panel and put new felt in the pass. door and cleaned and greased parts. I put it back as u-tube showed and it goes up and down real tight and looks crooked in the channel at door handle side. I left everything loose and did what video said to do and real tight still. I may have to take it apart again and hope I don't have to. Any ideas and help would be appreciated. Thanks Geno



 


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